Elmiron Lawsuit Attorney
Dubo Law’s attorneys are currently examining claims from anyone who took Elmiron and was diagnosed with maculopathy.
The Elmiron Eye Disease Litigation
Since 1996, Elmiron has been prescribed to millions of patients to treat interstitial cystitis (IC), also known as painful bladder syndrome. In 2015, the researchers discovered a potential link between the drug and a severe eye condition called maculopathy. Even though the evidence increased, Janssen Pharmaceuticals failed to inform the public about the risks of using their product but has continued to produce and distribute Elmiron.
Patients diagnosed with IC are typically prescribed 300 milligram daily doses of the drug, while more serious cases may require 800 or even 1500 milligrams. For that reason, millions of people receiving this treatment may be at risk of losing their vision, while some of them may have already suffered serious health consequences.
An Unknown Risk
The potential risks of taking Elmiron were not known until 2015 when doctors at Atlanta’s Emory Eye Center encountered an eye condition they had never seen before. Six women were diagnosed with maculopathy, but the cause was unclear until further investigation and research discovered that all the women had been taking Elmiron for several years.
Studies released in 2018 and 2019 further buttressed the link between Elmiron and maculopathy. However, what is not yet known is how Elmiron impacts the onset of this condition.
Despite the evidence that proves the connection between Elmiron and maculopathy, the manufacturer still doesn’t list eye condition as one of the possible side effects. It is not known how many people have already developed a severe eye condition upon using Elmiron. And not to mention hundreds of thousands of patients who are at risk.
Fighting for Justice and Fairness
If you or your loved one used Elmiron and were diagnosed with maculopathy, you may be eligible for medical bill compensation, lost wages, and emotional distress. To determine your eligibility for such a claim, please contact Dubo Law today at (443) 275-6345.
Who is Eligible for Elmiron Lawsuit?
Anyone who took Elmiron and was diagnosed with maculopathy soon after may qualify to pursue a claim against the manufacturer. Essentially, if you meet any of the following criteria, you may have a case:
- Over the age of 18
- Filing on behalf of yourself, a minor dependent or another family member
- Diagnosed with maculopathy after taking Elmiron
Should I Stop Taking Elmiron?
Anyone taking this drug should talk immediately to a healthcare professional about their options and whether to continue to discontinue using the drug.
What Can I Recover from an Elmiron Lawsuit?
Although every case is different and complex, people who file drug or medical device lawsuits successfully may get compensation for some or all of the damages listed below:
- Medication, in-home care, hospital stays, and other past or future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future wages or income
- Pain and suffering
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